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Baker, Larry

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Comments from the author about writing: For me, writing is simply another form of story-telling. And I have been telling stories for a long long time. My first published short story was while I was in high school, and my first novel was published when I was fifty. A lot of time practicing.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • Barnes and Noble "Great New Voices" Top Three Finalist, 1997.
  • FLAMINGO RISING was the Iowa Center for the Book choice to represent Iowa at the 2010 National Book Festival in Washington, DC.
  • A GOOD MAN was a nominee for "Book of the Year" by the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Association in 2010.
  • Inducted into the Iowa City Literary Walk of Fame in 2010.

Book Types: Fiction

Audience Types: Adult

Genre: Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Politics

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? No fees, but I would expect some compensation for any related travel, food, or lodging expenses.

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Publisher Information:

County: Johnson

Books By This Author

  • The Education of Nancy Adams, Ice Cube Press, North Liberty, IA, forthcoming 2014.
  • Love and Other Delusions, Ice Cube Press, North Liberty, IA, 2012.
  • A Good Man, Ice Cube Press, North Liberty, IA, 2009.
  • Athens/America, First Coast Books, St. Augustine, FL, 2005.
  • Flamingo Rising, Knopf, New York, 1997; Ballantine (paperback), New York, 1998.

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